While the world is preparing to spend up to $170 billion on cybersecurity by 2020, we’d like to tell our readers how to protect themselves from the cybercriminals.
All of us have certain daily habits and being human, there are good habits and most certainly, bad habits.
Google provides a feature for G Suite users called ‘Two-Step Verification’, which is designed to improve the security of not only your G Suite account, but your entire online presence. If your Google account is ever hacked, a domino effect may ensue. You are particularly vulnerable if you reuse the same password for other accounts, such as Twitter or Facebook. If a hacker gets into one account, the chances are strong that the other accounts will also eventually be compromised.
Have you ever worked on a production facility? If you have than you know that there is a strict dress code. If not, then let me give you a little sneak peak. You need to wear specific black shoes that weigh a lot and by the end of the day you feel like you have been working out. You need to wear protection glasses, cover your head with a helmet and, most likely, use earplugs. If you fail to follow the dress code, you might get kicked out. Ok, maybe not kicked out, but the minimum you might get is a fine, the maximum, an injury.
It’s a habit that you need to acquire to keep yourself safe.
This may be the year individuals and SMBs finally focus on data protection (for real this time). We’ve passed a tipping point with data loss as well as data leak, and most people have had enough of both! This paradigm shift comes thanks to some high-profile cases that resulted in some pretty serious financial loss. As a result, cloud-to-cloud backup services now stand as priority #1 for 2016. This goes for individuals as well as businesses.
The first digital camera (1975), invented ironically enough by Eastman Kodak, weighed 8 pounds (3.6 kg), had a resolution of 0.01 megepixels and took 23 seconds to take a black and white photo. The first production, digital camera didn’t hit the streets until 1990. Digitial images now permeate our lives and a sizeable portion of those images are stored online, at the servers of Google Photos.
Beware! The latest news of cyber security industry is more than disturbing. According to Imperva Hacker Intelligence Initiative report – a well known cyber security company – cybercriminals may now easily get access to all users’ files in cloud services such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, and Box, if they are able to get into the computer, on which the clients of these services are installed. Moreover, the cyber criminals won’t need the logins and passwords to access data in the users’ accounts.